TE Dallas Goedert of South Dakota St. – Heads Small College ‘Dirty Dozen’ –
Dallas Goedert 2018 Yearbook Draft Insiders’ Scouting Report below
Goedert is our #1 prospect and has a top 40 ranking. He could be a surprise late first round selection and is an emerging blue chip player. He is our highest rated prospect from the lower level in over ten years. He has impact ability with the skill set to be a complete player. Clubs like the Patriots, Colts, Dolphins and Raiders interested.
Top Small College Rankings
The ‘Dirty Dozen’
– Top 12 Overall Prospects
Prospect / Position / School
1 Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St
2 Nathan Shepherd DT Fort Hays St (Ks)
3 Darius Leonard LB South Carolina St
4 P.J. Hall DT Sam Houston St
5 Kyle Lauletta QB Richmond
6 Andrew Ankrah LB James Madison
7 Siran Neal S Jacksonville St
8 Davontae Harris CB Illinois St
9 Bilal Nichols DT Delaware
10 John Franklin-Myers DE Stephen F. Austin
11 Brandon Parker OL North Carolina A&T
12 Alex Cappa OL Humboldt St (Ca.)
Draft Insiders’ 2018 Yearbook – Over 300 In-depth Scouting Reports
1 Dallas Goedert #86 – South Dakota St 6-5 255 – Sp. 4.80
Hindu Theory: Jason Witten Rating 87
Long athletic physical specimen was a vital part of the SD St offense while starting during his final three seasons. Earned FCS All-American honors his last two campaigns. Big angular athlete with natural soft hands and fine agility to be a big factor in the passing game. Incredible production at the FCS level and defied double coverage in many key situations. The best average yards per reception for any tight end in the draft and indicative of his ability to stretch the middle of the field and make plays after the reception. Huge frame and long arms (34”) with natural hands and deceptive speed due to his long smooth strides. His height and long length plus his leaping ability allow him to extend for high passes and make him a tough physical mismatch for any defender. Played a variety of ways including inline, split wide or flexed out and H-back. Most diverse TE prospect in this talented group. Knows how to use his size well, whether it is blocking for the running game or using his wide wingspan as a receiver. Attacks the defender with his long strides, can explode out of his breaks and create separation and runs precise routes. Uses his big frame to shield defenders and snatch the ball in the air, relying on his large naturally soft hands. Lacks power as a drive blocker, but shows above average technique to effectively wall off a defender, sustain, and keep him out of the play. Slender athlete and would benefit from strength work and additional muscle to compete in the physical NFL game.
The Numbers: As a senior, he started all 14 games and caught 72 passes for 1111 yards, 15.4 yard average and 7 TDs while earning 1st team All-American honors. As a junior, he started all 13 games and made 92 catches for 1293 yards for a 14.1 average and 11 TDs. Over his career, he totaled 198 catches for 2988 yards for an impressive 15.1 yard average and 21 TDs. He has the potential to be a nice NFL playmaker. At the NFL Combine, he checked in at 256 lbs. and 6’5” with 34” arms and 10” hands. He did 23 reps, but did not workout due to a hamstring pull. Similar to Jason Witten in size, mobility and overall skill set.
The Skinny: Talented fluid well-rounded prospect with huge upside as a pro. Long receiver with the speed to stretch the seam in the vertical game and capable of surprising and becoming an early starter. Dangerous red zone receiver with impact ability. Developed prospect with the talent to become a major weapon. Rising top 60-75 prospect with developed receiving skills to give a team a different dimension. Nice upside as a blocker. Probable 2nd round pick with a high ceiling for today’s game.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round